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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Cohen
Pediatrics 22 years experience
No: Some antibiotics, namely tetracyclines can interfere with oral contraception. Bottom line- ask your doctor.
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joseph Cohen
Pediatrics 22 years experience
Innate immunity: Your skin barrier, providing it is healthy, is an innate immunity that our body possesses to protect against foreign invaders. It is commonly referred to as the skin barrier. But if this barrier is unhealthy- split, bleeding, cracking, flaking, red, draining- it is no longer effective against foreign invaders.
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Cohen
Pediatrics 22 years experience
Chapping, infection: In the winter excessive lip licking or moisture causes chapping in cold dry air. The vermillion border between the lips and the face is commonly where these problems are noticed. Many infections or immune disorders may cause fissuring of the lips, and if not better after lip balm, or if feverish should contact your doctor. May be scarlet fever, herpes or other infection.
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Cohen
Pediatrics 22 years experience
Call doctor: Post surgery complications can sause a fever at their onset, but any fever that is relentless should be checked by your regular doctor.
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Cohen
Pediatrics 22 years experience
Its ok but...: Try adding a starch or grain to increase palatability. Sugar is also present in rice cereal and simple starches and may be used to help with accepting the texture. Infants are not usually selective about taste, if you ever tasted formula....This would make sense.
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Cohen
Pediatrics 22 years experience
Yes: People are more likely to spread viruses and bacterial illnesses to their close contacts, like the people they live with.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Cohen
Pediatrics 22 years experience
Danger: Taking a prescription medication for use other than it is prescribed is illegal and dangerous.
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Cohen
Pediatrics 22 years experience
Yes but: Minor blood antigens are present but insignificant unless you are being screened as a bone marrow donor.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Cohen
Pediatrics 22 years experience
Maybe: The disease itself is more likely to be stifling creativity due to its limitations on learning and performance.
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